For convenience, Lingotek organizes and partitions translation memory into what we refer to as TM (Translation Memory) vaults. TM vaults contain TM generated from translating documents across any project where that vault is used as the Save to vault.
- A project requires a Save to vault before it can be created. We recommend creating a TM vault during the initial setup even if you do not have any pre-existing translation memory to upload.
- To ensure only approved translations are leveraged, some users create a “Working” vault and an “Approved” vault. Once the project is complete, they move the “Working” TM to the “Approved” vault.
- Create as many (or as few) TM vaults as needed.
To start uploading your translation memory, create a new TM vault and upload your existing TM.
Create a TM Vault
To create a TM Vault,
Select Project Resources from the Side Navigation Bar.
Under Project Resources, select TM Vaults.
Click to create a New TM Vault.
Type the name of the new vault and click Save.
2. Once a vault is created, upload any existing TM files.
- Open the vault. (Go to Project Resources > TM Vaults and select the name of the vault to open it).
- Click Add Translation Memories.
- Click Choose File, navigate to and click the file you wish to upload, and click Open to select it.
- Scroll to select the File Format.
Type a Name for your TM (by default the file name is used).
- Choose how to handle duplicate TM units.
- Set the status of the TM units as reviewed or unreviewed.
When you are ready, click Import to add the TM.
3. Once TM is imported to a vault, it can be used by any projects using that TM vault as a Project Resource.
If you do not have pre-existing translation memories, TM will be generated throughout the translation process and stored in the project’s Save-To vault.
CSV (Comma Separated Values)
TMX (Translation Memory Exchange)
XLIFF (XML Localisation Interchange File Format)
- XLS (Microsoft Excel 2003)